Questions on how to start funding your dream campaign today!
HelpFundMe makes it easy to fundraise online. Simply make your campaign page & invite family & friends to donate to your important life events, projects & causes.
What is a campaign?
The campaigns on HelpFundMe are created to fundraise online for things that really matter the most to them. Whether it’s an invention, a film, a school or church project or a business, HelpFundMe allows you to raise money online for just about any idea, event, project or cause your family, friends & personal contacts might believe in.
How do I accept donations?
With HelpFundMe, it’s all built in on your campaign page. After signing up and filling in info on your campaign page, you share your donation page link with friends, family & contacts. Your visitors complete their donation on your page using a debit or credit card and it will show instantly on your page that a donation has been made to your campaign. The entire process takes only minutes.
How much does it cost?
It is 100% free to start a project on HelpFundMe. We will automatically deduct our fee (+ pymt. processing) from each donation you receive. If you don’t receive any donations, then you won’t pay anything at all. Our fees are deducted from each donation as they come in, you’ll never need to worry about getting billed or owing us any money.
You can choose how & when you want to receive the funds..
Choose how you want to collect the donations. Instant, as money is donated it will be deposited directly in your PayPal account, weekly or monthly deposits or you can wait till the campaign is over. You can have donations deposited to your PayPal account, have a cheque sent out or a bank transfer. Remember you don’t owe us money, until you raise money. Our fee 9%.
Are there limits to how much money I raise?
No at all! HelpFundMe users can raise as much money as they want. Your page will continue to accept donations even after your goal is met. You can even withdraw your money at any time without affecting your donation page.
Can I raise money on Facebook & Twitter?
Yes! Connecting to Facebook & Twitter is part of what makes HelpFundMe work so well. The best part is that visitors to your donation page end up doing most of the sharing for you & helping you to attract more donors!
How do I receive my money?
Simply click the ‘Withdraw’ link inside of your HelpFundMe account to request a check or electronic bank transfer. Making a withdrawal does not affect your fundraising progress or what’s displayed on your page.
How will I know when people donate?
We send you an email each time somebody donates to your page. After receiving the email, you’ll see the new donation appear in your HelpFundMe dashboard and added to your overall account balance.
How are payments processed?
Payments are processed using PayPal.You need to have a PayPal Premier Verified or PayPal Business Verified account in order to collect your donations. PayPal charges approximate fees of 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. All payments you receive will immediately appear inside of your account. Simply click the ‘withdrawal’ button inside of your HelpFundMe account to request a check, PayPal or bank transfer.
Can use their credit card, PayPal account or create a PayPal account here.
Since our fees are deducted from each donation in real-time, you’ll never need to worry about getting billed or owing us any money and your donors are NEVER charged fees. You can always add on the total that you would end up paying should you reach your goal to offset these fees.
Do my donors need to sign up for an account?
No! Your donors simply visit your page link and complete their payments using a debit or credit card.
Do I have to be a non-profit organization to use this?
Anyone can raise money online using HelpFundMe’s donation pages. Our users often raise money for themselves or for friends or family they want to help out. HelpFundMe was made to allow everyday people to pay it forward or raise money online.
When will my page show?
While your HelpFundMe page will be ready to accept donations immediately, your page must be first manually approved by the HelpFundMe Team prior to appearing in our public search directory. Your page will be manually reviewed by a member of the HelpFundMe Team. it may take up to 6 hours for your page to get approved.